Takes 30 to 45 minutes
Cooks about an hour
Makes 15 to 17 servings
Paella Valenciana Ingredients:
Juice from 3 pieces calamansi
Â½ kilo pork kasim (round), cubed
Â¼ cup cooking oil
Â½ kilo white onions, diced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 red & green bell pepper, diced
315 g chorizo Bilbao
Â¼ kilo cooked ham, cubed
1 pinch saffron
1 kilo medium-size white shrimps
1 cup pure olive oil
5 cloves garlic, crushed into a paste
2 cups uncooked Calrose rice
salt and pepper
1 red & green bell pepper, cut into long triangle shapes
Paella Valenciana Cooking Instructions:
Marinate the chicken in calamansi juice.
In a pan, heat some oil then brown the chicken and pork. Set aside.
Add some olive oil to the pan and cook the onions until tender. Add tomato sauce then the ham, chicken and pork, diced peppers, chorizo, and saffron. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the pork and put in a separate pan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender.
Strain the sautÃ©ed mixture to separate the paella liquid from the fillings. Remove the chorizo and cut into Â¼ inch rounds. Add back to the mixture together with the cooked pork. Save the cooking liquid of the pork and add to the paella liquid.
Cook 8 whole shrimps in a pan with 7 pieces sliced calamansi and some water. Cook only until the shrimps turn pink but are tender.
Marinate the rest of the peeled shrimps in calamansi juice. Set aside.
Preheat the over to 250Â°F.
In a pan, heat some olive oil and brown the mashed garlic.
Put the garlic in a 15-inch paellera. Add the Calrose rice and Â¼ cup olive oil. Mix well, making sure that each grain is coated with oil.
Set the paellera over high heat on the stove. Pour in 2 cups of the paella liquid. Cook over high heat for 5 minutes, moving the paellera and stirring the rice around to distribute the heat.
Wait until the rice has absorbed some of the liquid before adding Â¾ cup more of the liquid. Stir and allow more liquid to be absorbed.
Transfer the paellera into the preheated oven. Allow the rice to cook 10 minutes covered. Add more liquid if necessary.
Open the oven door, and pull out the paellera slightly. Add the paella filling into the rice mixture piece by piece. Do not stir again.
Add more liquid and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes; or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Top the paella with the peeled white shrimps. Cover the pan allowing the shrimps to cook until they are pink but still tender. Add more liquid if necessary.
Top the paella with whole shrimps and pepper slices. Cover again and cook no more than 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to rest 10 minutes covered before serving.
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